Founder and President of Windsor University School of Medicine passes away
Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) — Windsor University School of Medicine announced Thursday the passing of its founder and president, Doctor Srinivas Gaddam.
The Board of Directors said Dr. Gaddam who was born in 1962 is survived by his mother, his wife, and his two children.
Doctor Gaddam went to medical school in India. He did his Family Practice residency training in Washington DC. After a brief stint of practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Doctor Gaddam established Windsor University School of Medicine in 1998 in Turks and Caicos and moved it to the island of St. Kitts in 2000.
The University in a statement said Dr. Gaddam had a passion for Medical Education. He wanted to help students who aspired to become physicians and could not get through the traditional medical school realize their dream at Windsor University School of Medicine.
He brought together an excellent faculty, created the infrastructure and the curriculum to make Windsor University School of Medicine a highly successful medical school in Caribbean where students come from all parts of the world for their medical education.
On Thursday, July 3, 2014 a brief gathering was held on Windsor Campus in Doctor Gaddam’s honour and was attended by Faculty, Staff and Students.
Doctor Gaddam’s Thanksgiving Service will be held at Heartland Memorial Center (1-708- 444-2266), 7151 183rd St. Tinley Park, IL 60477, Chicago on July 5th, 2014. He will be cremated as per the Hindu Tradition.
His Love for the island of St. Kitts and its people was deep and enduring.
His Family and Board of directors of Windsor University School of Medicine intend to continue and build on his legacy by making Windsor University School of Medicine stronger and better to serve the future generations of medical students.